September Target Haul

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  1. Woody Cowboy Boots. 2. Dino PJs. 3. Mickey Mouse T-Shirt. 4. Mickey Mouse Halloween T Shirt. 5. Slip on Sneakers. 6. Llama Sweatshirt.

Hello, my name is Luz and I am a Target Shopaholic. It probably doesn’t help that their toddler selection has gotten extra adorable lately and well, I can’t say no to things for my little one. This past month I did a little damage at Target and picked up several items for Nick. Some were necessities while others were “just because” items.

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Couple & Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas.

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Halloween is upon us. Ok, maybe not that close but we do have 36 days to come up and either buy or DIY our little one’s costumes. Before Nick, I would wait until the last minute to come up with something for Halloween parties, which therefore means I would end up being the basic cat more times that I would like to admit. Now, however, I am ready to challenge Neil Patrick Harris and his family for best family theme costumes. I have already chosen our family’s costumes for this year’s Halloween (which I will share at the end of this post), but I had a few ideas left over that I thought I would share with you all. Remember, Halloween isn’t just for the little ones. Now that we have kids we have the perfect excuse to still dress up silly!!

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Fall Bucket List for Toddlers.

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald

I think I can speak for all of us Southern Californians when I say “Thank God its fall.” Today marks the first day of fall, unfortunately I do not think our weather has gotten the memo. Although right now we are enjoying a cool 76°, we are scheduled for weather in the mid to high 90°’s this weekend. Nonetheless, it is officially fall so my husband can no longer roll his eyes at me when I come out in Uggs for our later afternoon walks.

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The story of us.

“I don’t know how to make lots of money
I got debts that I’m trying to pay
I can’t buy you nice things, like big diamond rings
But that don’t mean much anyway
I can’t give you the house you’ve been dreaming
If I could I would build it alone
I’d be out there all day, just hammering away
Make us a place of our own”

-Plain White T’s

I guess I should thank “Tom,” for my marriage. You know who Tom is, remember his white shirt, cheesy looking smile, your first MySpace friend? And for those younger ones let’s just leave it at, Tom was the Mark Zuckerberg of my generation. The first time I “saw” my now husband was one faithful night when I was browsing My Space. For whatever reason his black and white profile picture and his name about “Emo Music Rocks” caught my eye. Don’t worry, I still make fun of him for that name every chance I get. 

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How to nurture a fearless toddler.

“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey

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No, I am not crazy, my fourteen month old has yet to go down a waterslide. But, a few weeks ago my husband came back to the park with the news that our young toddler threw himself down the slide. But, how? I questioned him. He just learned how to walk a few months ago (4), how does he even know he’s supposed to go down the chute? I had to see it with my own eyes. The next day we both took him to the park. And yes, I witnessed my fourteen month old let himself go from my husband and come down the chute where I was waiting to greet him. He didn’t look scared or worried. He just knew he had to let go and that hopefully he would be safe upon landing.

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My breastfeeding story; my nightmare.

My breastfeeding story: my nightmare. Jaundice, low milk supply, and infant starvation.

This post was initially published on September 09, 2016 and has since been edited after reading about a first time mother who lost her child just ten days after his birth due to accidental starvation. Looking back now, that easily could have been me. Now instead of celebrating almost two years with my handsome rambunctious boy, mourning his passing.

As a first time mom I was hesitant to share my new mom struggles on social media. I believed that my “complaints” would cast a bad light on motherhood, a beautiful experience. Now, however, I realize that sharing these struggles can actually cast more good than harm. I now understand that sharing my experiences may help at least one other mom find peace in her own struggles…

Although I did not understand it at the moment, my breastfeeding journey began during my first pre-natal visit. The nurse asked if I would be breastfeeding and I quickly answered yes. After all, I had just read a pamphlet in the lobby of my “baby friendly” hospital about all of the benefits associated with it. The pamphlet did not mention that breastfeeding was not  as easy as I thought.

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Find me on social media.

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Hey all! I thought I would just give a quick update on all the various social media platforms you can find the blog on. I would really love it if you would go follow, like, pin, etc the blog in one or all of the platforms. Also, I love to meet new people so leave your link below to where I can find you so we can start up a conversation.

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Becoming a better attorney.

“I’m a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me.” – Mohamd ElBaradei

HOW BECOMING A MOTHER

There once was a time when I was allowed to be selfish and only worry about myself. After all, the only one who’s life my actions affected was my own. Since becoming a licensed attorney and now a mother, things have greatly changed. My actions, or inactions for that matter, affect my child and my clients, depending on what role I am playing. In my short fourteen months of motherhood I have come to realize how being an attorney is a lot like being a mother (or a parent).

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Fishing with a toddler.

“Parents don’t frame pictures of their kids playing video games, kids belong outdoors.”

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Before Nick was born, fishing became one of my husband and I’s favorite pastimes when we would take small road trips to nearby lakes. I believe my true liking for fishing began when my husband and I were just dating and his father took my brother in law, my husband, and I fishing. That day, I caught the most fish and my brother in law was taken to the emergency room later on that night because he had gotten a fishbone stuck in his throat. Thankfully, our fishing trips since have not been as eventful.

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